Want to start couponing but don't know where to begin? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Couponing seems complicated but with some easy tips and tricks, you'll be saving hundreds in no time. You don't need to start extreme couponing to save money.
All you need is a little organization and the willingness to save big. Whether you want to coupon to save some cash each week or fund a family vacation, these beginner tips will set you up for success. And before you know it, you'll be spotting deals from a mile away and wondering why you didn't start sooner!
Finding the Best Coupon Sources and Apps
Before we talk about how to maximize savings, where do you actually find coupons nowadays? Finding the best store coupon sources and apps is important to couponing. There are so many options out there, so start with the major players.
Even though it may seem old fashioned, don't underestimate your newspaper subscription. Whether you pick one up at your local coffee shop or have it dropped off at your door in the morning, your Sunday paper is still usually couponing gold mine. Buy multiple copies of the biggest newspapers in your area like the Washington Post or LA Times. You'll find high-value store coupons for groceries, household goods, specifically for shopping online, and more.
Sign up for coupon mailers from your favorite brands and stores. Many retailers like Target, Walmart, and grocery stores offer manufacturer coupons in the mail. A manufacturer's coupon means it's offered by the store itself rather than different company working with them.
There are many apps and websites that make it easy to find and print coupons. The great thing about an online coupon database rather than paper coupons is that they you don't need to trim up piles of paper to find what you need. Here are some sites offering digital coupons:
With so many resources at your fingertips, you'll be saving hundreds in no time. Keep trying different sources and stick with the ones that match your shopping needs and habits. Happy couponing!
Getting Started With Couponing 101
So now that you know where to get your coupons, how do you start saving hundreds on your groceries?Well -- to start, set up a binder or accordion file to store your coupons in labeled sections like “Snacks” or “Cleaning Supplies”. This makes it easy to find the right coupon when you need it.
Once you have your coupons organized, check store ads to plan your shopping trips. Look for the best deals and match coupons to items on sale. Buy one, get one deals are ideal for doubling up coupons. Sometimes it's a good idea to shop at multiple stores to get the best deals. At checkout, organize your coupons by category before the cashier starts scanning items.
After checkout, review your receipts to ensure you received credit for all your coupons. Some new cashiers may make mistakes, so it's good to double check. File away your receipt for records and in case you need to return an item.
With regular couponing, you'll get better at finding the best deals and stacking coupons and promotions. You'll be saving hundreds in no time and wonder why you didn't start sooner! Keep at it and tell friends about your success to help them save money too. Every little bit helps.
Other Shopping Techniques to Save More Money
Once you've got the basics of couponing down, it's time to take your savings to the next level. Here are some more advanced techniques to help you save even more money each time you shop:
Buy in Bulk When Possible
If there's a product you use frequently that has a long shelf life, consider buying a larger size or quantity, whether or not you have a coupon. YJust make sure you have enough storage space! Some good options for bulk buying include:
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Canned Goods
- Laundry detergent
- Dish soap
- Shower products
- Pastas, Noodles, Cereal, Grains
Use rebate apps for extra cash back
Apart from using coupons, you can also save on groceries by downloading cash-back apps. Apps like Ibotta and Rakkuten offer cash back rebates for selected products. Browse their offers and add rebates for items you were already planning to buy. Scan your receipt after shopping or upload a photo of it to get cash back deposited directly into your PayPal or Venmo account. It's an easy way to save some extra bucks with very little effort.
Buy Store Brand items
Finally, while it may seem simple, going for the store brand version of products when possible will save you more money than you think. Especially if you live in smaller, more remote towns where local goods are much cheaper than imported ones. Some good options to switch to store-brand include:
- Canned goodss
- Dairy products
- Pantry staples
With just some practice, you'll be saving money each month in no time using these advanced couponing techniques. Keep at it and don't get discouraged - every penny saved really does add up! Let me know if you have any other questions.
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